Stephen A Cavilia

NAME

Desktop::Notify - Communicate with the Desktop Notifications framework

VERSION

Version 0.04

SYNOPSIS

    use Desktop::Notify;
    
    # Open a connection to the notification daemon
    my $notify = Desktop::Notify->new();
    
    # Create a notification to display
    my $notification = $notify->create(summary => 'Desktop::Notify',
                                       body => 'Hello, world!',
                                       timeout => 5000);
    
    # Display the notification
    $notification->show();
    
    # Close the notification later
    $notification->close();

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a Perl interface to the Desktop Notifications framework.

The framework allows applications to display pop-up notifications on an X desktop. This is implemented with two components: a daemon that displays the notifications, and a client library used by applications to send notifications to the daemon. These components communicate through the DBus message bus protocol.

More information is available from http://trac.galago-project.org/wiki/DesktopNotifications

This module serves the same purpose as libnotify, in an object-oriented Perl interface. It is not, however, an interface to libnotify itself, but a separate implementation of the specification using Net::DBus.

METHODS

new %opts

Connect to the notification daemon. %opts can include the following options:

app_name

The application name to use for notifications. Default is basename($0)

app_icon

Path to an image to use for notification icons.

bus

The Net::DBus mesage bus to use. Default is to call Net::DBus->session, which is usually where notification-daemon can be reached.

service

The DBus service name of the daemon. Default is org.freedesktop.Notifications.

objpath

The path to the notifications DBus object. Default is /org/freedesktop/Notifications.

objiface

The DBus interface to access the notifications object as. Default is org.freedesktop.Notifications.

create %params

Creates a new notification object that can be displayed later. This will return a Desktop::Notify::Notification object; see that module for information about using it.

close_callback $coderef

Sets a user-specified function to be called whenever a notification is closed. It will be called with one argument, which is the Notification object that was just closed.

action_callback $coderef

Sets a user-specified function to be called whenever an action is invoked. It will be called with two arguments, which are the Notification object on which an action was invoked, and the key of the action invoked.

AUTHOR

Stephen Cavilia, <sac at atomicradi.us>

SEE ALSO

Net::DBus

http://www.galago-project.org/specs/notification/index.php

http://www.galago-project.org/downloads.php

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-desktop-notify at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Desktop-Notify. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Desktop::Notify

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2007 Stephen Cavilia, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.